In our opinion, Google's Nexus 5 is also among the best smartphone options available during the month of January. The Nexus 5, which is made by LG, combines a sleek durable design with a high-resolution display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, a camera that was recently improved with a software update, three carrier choices in AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint, and a vanilla version of Android 4.4.
It's also one of the cheapest unlocked smartphones around, commanding a mere $350 for a 16GB version. A 32GB model is only $400 off-contract. The price, combined with the specifications, make this a smartphone that is certainly worth consideration.